environment

Wind turbine
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Kim Glovas
August 03, 2020 - 4:00 am
A leading environmental agency in Pennsylvania is calling on lawmakers to look to green solutions to revive the sagging economy. Read more here.
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Chickens
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CNN
July 31, 2020 - 1:11 pm
More than 900 people in 48 states have been infected with salmonella, and their illnesses are likely linked to backyard poultry like chicks and ducklings. Read more here.
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A spotted lanternfly tape trap.
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Kim Glovas
July 20, 2020 - 5:49 pm
You’ve probably noticed a few of those sticky traps wrapped around trees in suburban regions. They’re intended to catch and kill invasive spotted lanternflies, but the viscous adhesives are becoming a hazard for other wildlife. Read more here.
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A garden
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Rasa Kaye
July 08, 2020 - 5:27 pm
With so much travel now relegated to armchair escapism with a travel magazine, that armchair is often planted in a home garden. Our balconies and backyards have become the destination during this safer-at-home summer. Read more here.
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Jacquie Cadorette
June 24, 2020 - 8:53 am
For the first time ever, Starbucks will be adding a plant-based meat to its growing list of food items available to customers. See the details.
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Piles of garbage in landfill
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Mike Dougherty
June 20, 2020 - 2:31 pm
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has pledged support for a bill on environmental justice, that would give the state authority to deny a permit to a company due to concerns about pollution. Read more here.
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State Sen. Daylin Leach
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Jim Melwert
June 08, 2020 - 5:38 pm
After this term, Democratic state Sen. Daylin Leach’s 17-year run as a state legislator is coming to an end after losing his primary race to Amanda Cappelletti. Read more here.
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Chairs at a lake
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Mark Abrams
June 05, 2020 - 4:00 am
As the rest of Pennsylvania’s counties move to Gov. Wolf’s “yellow” phase for reopening, more facilities are opening at state parks, including swimming areas. Read more here.
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Ticks
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CNN
May 25, 2020 - 3:29 pm
As warm weather sends people outdoors, some are encountering tenacious pests with no respect for social distance: Ticks go for blood in the hardest-to-reach places on the human body. Read about tick season and prevention here.
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Packages of meat in a grocery store.
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Hadas Kuznits
May 01, 2020 - 4:05 pm
With coronavirus cases surging at large meat processing plants, some Philadelphia-area purveyors say the pandemic is highlighting the need to revamp the industry now more than ever. Read more here.
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